The world may have forgotten about the BlackBerry PlayBook (or, at least, the retailers may wish to forget it having slashed prices to shift them) but, amidst all the wrangling and speculation over RIM's future, it's nice to see that at least its daddy still loves it.
Case in point: months after it was released to the masses amidst huge fanfare, RIM has announced its own QWERTY keyboard which also doubles up as a case. It'll be out on March 23rd and set you back around £80.
The PlayBook mini keyboard even has a touchpad and RIM tells us you'll get 30 days out of a single charge. That's obviously based on usage, with some of us getting more than others.
It works off a wireless connection but, as is the way with BlackBerrys, RIM is taking security seriously with 128bit-encryption sure to keep nosey parkers away
The question is - is this a new ploy by RIM to keep the PlayBook afloat? Or is it launching it in anticipation of a renewed tablet assault in the months and years to come?
We'd love to know. RIM has remained committed to the PlayBook throughout though it's probably more concerned with keeping itself afloat right now as things stand.